Potential big ones in next few years

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May 2 457 Comments

Which tech startups are worth joining now which could turn big in next few years

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  • SpaceX ________
    Juicero
    May 2 7
    • eBay kpcalm
      OP
      Was just adding to the sarcasm. More irony for you..
      May 2
    • Google chenku
      Huge regret about not joining them in 2017.
      May 2
    • Juicero will make a comeback
      May 2
    • Facebook Chris Box
      Life Water
      May 2
    • Visa samK
      Just know that people who use sarcasm have a more severe existential crisis than the rest of us. I pity them.
      May 2
  • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
    None. Google is going to wipe out human civilization as we know it
    May 2 7
    • Amazon broke&dumb
      Amazon* is going to wipe out all of them.
      May 2
    • Facebook / Eng rgahdk123
      More like Google will explode and take the whole industry with them :)
      May 2
    • Oracle / Eng yoyl
      We need a US AI force similar to space force
      May 2
    • Google compquest
      Look who is saying.
      May 2
    • Facebook
      B13captain

      Facebook

      BIO
      New grad with 10yoe
      B13captainmore
      This is the only correct answer. I follow Elon Musk on twitter and according to him the robots will take over soon
      May 2
  • Apple Qpromo
    Cute
    May 2 0
  • Panasonic Avionics / Sales
    Vaseline

    Panasonic Avionics Sales

    BIO
    I do sales. I sell stuff. It’s what I do.
    Vaselinemore
    I’ve heard like flexport but it seems just a glorified google sheets business and most of it is still email and phone calls
    May 2 14
    • LinkedIn ytrisback
      That’s what they said about retail and amazon...
      May 3
    • Google uzaname
      That's not what they said about Amazon. Here you have actual physical limitations on number of boxes that exist and are moved around.
      May 3
    • Flexport FLEXYY
      “Aren’t enough containers”? That’s like saying Apple is screwed since there aren’t enough people in the world
      May 3
    • New dqbp60
      GRC space disruptors
      May 3
    • Google uzaname
      No flexyy. There are ~300m seaborne container trips a year at ~$2500 average price in an industry that is not covering its WACC. You have huge capex, and comoditized product with margins on the each step of value chain being razor thin at best. As an intermediary your max reach is probably 20% of the price of max 50% of the market (rest is sourced through liners directly). Your profitability at best would be 10% as you complete with 20+ others. With EBIT multiplier at around 8, it gives your market a total valuation of 64b and very slow expected growth (due to economic slowdown and decreasing GDP/trade multiplier). Flexport valuation is at 5% of that. You still have a long way to reach this market share. And you don't have relationships with customers that liners, FFs and 4PLs have.
      May 4
  • Amazon bezosus
    Pornhub. They’ll make it big. Real big. Investments in VR and a rather diversified portfolio.
    May 2 10
    • Twitch / Product CP0
      Lol. You work in marketing and think it would be a good idea for YT to acquire Pornhub? ...
      May 2
    • Twitch / Mktg Poor_AF
      First of all, I never said yt should acquire pornhub... I said in a hypothetical world, they should acquire the training data set that porn hub has such that they can better catch rogue adult content on YouTube.

      But now that I think about it some more, I'm sure there is a lot of synergies there. Just got to set up a shell company under another shell company and spin that off as a special purpose investment vehicle. Voila, you share network infrastructure, cross pollinate ideas for best search and recommendation algorithms.

      Like think about it, YouTube algo mostly sucks when it comes to surfacing content I want to see and I often spend 15 min browsing for the right video to watch. On the flip side, I last 3 min on pornhub... They're doing something a lot more right
      May 2
    • Twitch / Product CP0
      Loled at 3 minutes. 😂 YT sucking at recs for you is probably a perception based on context. If you're horny and looking at porn, chances are massive portions of the PH catalogue would be satisfactory for giving you a hand in your intended task. Now, if you're looking to fill a non task oriented need for some ambiguous form of nonsexual entertainment, what works better than YT? Maybe Netflix, but the corpus of content is not even comparable.
      May 3
    • Twitch / Cust. Srv.
      BlackNigga

      Twitch Cust. Srv.

      BIO
      I'm black as the night
      BlackNiggamore
      Nice pun on giving me a hand.

      That said, if im looking to fill my brain with brainless content and just start watching something to forget about time, I would go on tik tok. Heck, even fb watch is doing this better as you scroll through endless 12 second or short form videos that add up to an hour.

      Feel like youtuve should open home page to a live short video playing to start hooking the audience and then immediately play next short video after first video ends. At least on the mobile app.

      And as for porn, still think recommendation is better on pornhub than say xhamster which is like an irrelevant site these days
      May 4
    • Twitch / Eng
      Urgentpiza

      Twitch Eng

      BIO
      I'm black as the night
      Urgentpizamore
      Hey @twitch. New start up idea

      What if we make a tik tok but for porn? 12 second quick videos of best moments from pornhub, catered to user preferences. Like cut out the search part, just make it direct to video content. If you like it, watch it, if not, flick up and go directly to next video.

      Half the time on pornhub is wasted on search. Why not cut that down and just allow ml to recommend you videos it thinks will get you off the fastest?
      May 4
  • Amazon potuslotus
    How about Stripe? New hub in Seattle, some of the best API’s there are and a core service for the payments world to work smoothly. They’re probably a few years out from going public but I’ve heard good things...

    Side note: is there a set number of years one has to be there before one would have to pay back money toward their vested RSU’s if they haven’t gone public? I’ve heard that some startups do that and it sounds risky for the employee
    May 2 13
    • Zillow Group / Eng anKW36
      No, both are taxed as regular income. But getting $1m as a lump sum will be taxed in a far higher bracket than being acquired over several years, as it is in public companies.
      May 2
    • Zillow Group / Eng anKW36
      But if you’re referring to why, new grads at companies like Stripe can easily end up with over $100k a year in stock. Having to pay tax on that without being able to use the liquidity can be brutal. You’d need to find another way to pay for it, like out of your base salary.
      May 2
    • Amazon potuslotus
      So if someone gets granted 10k RSU’s at a private company, are you saying they are taxed when those shares vest even if the company has yet to go public?

      That makes zero sense if that is the case
      May 3
    • Zillow Group TKact2345
      Yes. Pre-IPO RSUs are considered income by the IRS, no different from post-IPO RSUs. That is why no startups offer regular RSUs to employees. They either offer options (ISOs or NQSOs) or double-trigger RSUs.

      The fact that something isn’t liquid or tradable on given markets, doesn’t mean much in terms of taxation.

      Source: have worked at several early-stage and late-stage startups, where I have received both RSUs and ISOs.

      You can also read more here: https://blog.visor.com/equity/ipo-tax-implications-stock-options-and-rsus/
      May 4
    • Amazon potuslotus
      Very helpful, thank you. I’m pretty positive Stripe is a double trigger RSU which is where my offer is coming from. They are likely 2-3 years away from IPO which sounds like could have some big tax implications with a lot of vested stock. So, if they pay me 100k more in cash to leave Amazon over 3 years (300k) but then I get him with a huge tax bill when they IPO I’m guessing that with Amazon stock appreciation and a big tax bill that I’d net out the same or less on TC after it’s all said and done. Am I missing something? Seems like going to a promising startup that pays well is almost not worth the financial risk if the taxes will be so huge. Also sounds like pushing for as much on base and bonus is best (no brained I know)
      May 4
  • Nvidia kingalaric
    can you defer knowing the answer for a few years?
    May 2 3
    • Lol. Then there would be no benefit knowing the answer
      May 2
    • Amazon TheAmazone
      Woosh
      May 2
    • Facebook / Eng
      baldnshort

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Facebook
      baldnshortmore
      Some people sell their brains on eBay
      May 2
  • Quantcast tt8675309
    I'm surprised no one said epic or unity in gaming
    May 2 11
    • Autodesk swe-talker
      Their Q1 2019 revenue is lower than Q1 2018 🙄
      May 2
    • Facebook chromeo
      Diana is pretty cute. Anyone have her number?
      May 2
    • WeWork sad
      Nice flex
      May 2
    • Airbnb GkDX06
      Weird flex but OK.
      May 2
    • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
      Hey guys it’s Diana here, just wanted to say: “OKIEEE SEE YOU SOON!!!!”
      May 3
  • New / Data
    ternaryBit

    New Data

    PRE
    IBM
    BIO
    Technology geek in Data Mining space, helping businesses get meaningful insight in data oceans.
    ternaryBitmore
    This one
    May 2 1
    • Apple / Eng
      iHateFruit

      Apple Eng

      PRE
      Apple
      iHateFruitmore
      It is a cutting edge high-tech firm out of the Midwest awaiting imminent patent approval on the next generation of radar detectors that have both huge military and civilian applications. Now, right now, John, the stock trades over-the-counter at 10 cents a share. And by the way, John, our analysts indicate it could go a heck of a lot higher than that. Your profit on a mere $6,000 investment could be upwards of $60,000!
      May 4
  • New AsYK38
    Flexport, robinhood, coinbase, actually have no idea about any others.
    May 2 11
    • OpenDoor cyIwb3
      Opendoor
      May 2
    • Snapchat lullerina
      What’s it like at Opendoor?
      May 2
    • Twitch NoTurbo
      I heard opendoor is a shit show.
      May 2
    • Autodesk swe-talker
      Weirdly SoFi now does all that Robinhood does (and a bit more). I see them as having some upside!
      May 2
    • Cerner pfdP78
      Run far away from ripple
      May 3
  • Deloitte / HR FHAs14
    Crypto is staling. There is no main stream use case.
    May 2 6
    • LinkedIn / Product gassoup
      They are idiots then. Blockchain has zero future.
      May 2
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    • Amazon / Eng OlAl28
      I feel like I deserve half your likes for setting you up like that
      May 2
    • Uber 4x intern
      There you go, 3 likes.
      May 2
  • Ticketmaster nLxN77
    impossible foods
    May 2 1
    • Western Digital SanDisk
      When they can get cost to below real meat, and cheap fast food gradually start blending and substitute it for real meat.
      May 10
  • Amazon фoo
    Not Hot Dog
    May 3 0
  • Albertsons rvUd7211
    Myspace
    May 2 1
    • Intuit ZeroSnark
      Pfft...No one will breach AOLs moat
      May 2
  • SAP Man
    SisLovesMe
    May 2 0
  • LinkedIn / Product gassoup
    I think Confluent might have a pretty good exit
    May 2 0
  • Amazon RealMike2
    Oracle Cloud
    May 2 5
    • Salesforce 0121
      Yeah we know about salesforce.
      May 2
    • Google Awlj82
      You mean Google Cloud 😔
      May 2
    • IBM kGFsIb3
      You mean IBM Cloud 😭
      May 2
    • Oracle Cloud=SAP Cloud=Marketing gimmicks with no actual cloud or innovation, for that matter
      May 2
    • Workday AxVI12
      You mean Workday
      May 2
  • Google aaaaaajhgg
    Set up a poll? Stats gives you better answer than sporadic random proposals
    May 2 0
  • LinkedIn / Eng 🐖4️⃣
    The EV of startups is less than FANG
    May 2 6
    • Google aaaaaajhgg
      What is EV
      May 2
    • LinkedIn / Eng 🐖4️⃣
      Expected value
      May 2
    • LinkedIn jhYu01
      For once I thought it was Electric Vehicle startups. :)
      May 2
    • CompStak Apgs01
      Duh?
      May 2
    • Google tchtchtch
      Enterprise value
      May 2
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    • Amazon / Other amzngap
      Respect bro! Just curious, are you from blore?
      May 2
    • Flipkart / Eng silentass
      You respect his?
      May 2